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And now I've just returned from a google-fueled venture into the history of the 8-track.

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Ah, a cool kid like Tyler will get one of those fancy cassette adaptors to plug into his 8-track player

Whoops. Was thinking of cassettes when I said 8 track. I think I had a player when I was about five... That may have also been a cassette player though. For some reason I only had songs about moose.


Edit: Was definitely a cassette player. It looks like 8 tracks were starting to be phased out about forty years ago. I'm not sure if magnetic tape can even hold data that long.

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Yes, you would defiantly not have been around for 8-track. I was pretty young when it was big in the mid 70s. I mostly grew up with cassettesand 45s before moving to CDs in the 90s. And apparently that's where I stalled out.

Though you do have to admit a Pink Floyd box set of CDs is just cooler than a bulk download of the same albums. My living room as viewed from my current position on the sofa. Bonus points for spotting both Floyd box sets.
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so these units don't work either.  more wasted time!  yay...

 

 

so after some searching i found this:

 

http://www.powerwerx...er-12v-24v.html

 

went ahead and ordered 2 of them. see if they actually work


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Ah, a cool kid like Tyler will get one of those fancy cassette adaptors to plug into his 8-track player




I saw this adapter the other day at Best Buy.

I think that it's the strangest yet.

That's right, cassette to Bluetooth.

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I saw this adapter the other day at Best Buy.

I think that it's the strangest yet.

That's right, cassette to Bluetooth.

So....what do you figure the market for that is?  About 3 restoration guys who want to keep their stock radio from the 70s/80s?  Because I'm pretty sure Billy Ray down to the trailer park done upgraded his Camaro to CD a couple years ago.


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I would have liked to have been at the meeting where the R&D guys pitched this.

How many did they think that they could sell worldwide?
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Actually I've been looking for one of those for my wife's Highlander......

I think there's a sizable market for people who want to keep their stock radios due to the level of integration in modern cars. For instance, her Highlander has an integrated factory navigation, cassette, and CD changer all in dash. I can't replace the nav unit because it also controls all climate, audio, maintenance, and info functions. That means I can't easily replace the stereo, either. I have no aux-in and the CD changer is built into the stereo in the dash, so I can't replace the CD changer with a Bluetooth unit. So if we want phone calls or phone audio, it's got to go through the cassette deck.

So there.

Edit, besides, R&D must've taken about a week. They've had wired cassette deck adapters for over a decade. You take one of those and toss a BT radio in it instead of the auxiliary wire, a small chip, and a condenser mic and call it a day.

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That's one.
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Chad has admitted to owning a Highlander.  He's already on shaky ground.

 

We all know there's only one good Highlander.  And he has a sword.


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Chad has admitted to owning a Highlander. He's already on shaky ground.

We all know there's only one good Highlander. And he has a sword.

There can be only one!

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There can be only one!

And he drives a Citroen, not a Toyota.  At least on TV, I forget what sort of cars were in the movies.

 

 

Back on topic, what sort of problems are you having with the USB ports?  I can charge my Galaxy Tab whateveritis 10.x" yada yada off the generic cig lighter USB plug-in charger thing with no problem so long as I use the 2A output instead of the 1A.  I can't believe it's that hard to find a charging socket that will work.  

 

I think you should come down to my place for the Sac Drip in the Driveway Thursday and we can compare hardware.


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Yeah so the 12v adapters work. I want a native USB socket so I don't have to mess with the adapter. ..integrated lol.. anyways if I plug in the tablet as soon as the screen shuts off the charging stops, mind you only with these particular units. Fwiw my phone charges fine on them. Guess I'm waiting for the new blue sea unit to come out

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This is just ridiculous.  I can buy a $3.99 cheapo plug in charger and it's fine but a $25 'quality' socket from 2 different vendors won't do.  What a mess.


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